6th reading response

6th reading response - Donald Cooper Reading Response Week...

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Donald Cooper Reading Response Week 6 February 23, 2010 Sarah The Mayan civilization was founded in the rain forests and mountains of what are now Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras around 250 to 900 A.D. They built up a great civilization mastering in arts, literature, astronomy, and mathematics. Even though the Spanish took over and conquered the Mayan civilization they were still able to keep their culture alive. That culture is still prevalent today and is best seen in Chiapas, the southern most state of Mexico. Over one million Mayan descendants live there and in each village and community different rituals, culture, and languages of the Mayan civilization are practiced. The Huipil is a traditional Mayan garment, which serves religious importance. The Huipil describes what community you are from and over time European, Pre-Columbian, and Aztec styles were all created. Today only a few women know how to create Huipils. These women become servants of the saints. Huipils were made for the statue of saints and wives of religious officials. Mayan textiles represent
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